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by PATCsawyer
August 11th, 2020, 6:27 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON pls comment on this Great American filing system
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 3661

Re: pls comment on this Great American filing system

Filing that second bevel on the gullet side of the saw (fig 24) is difficult on a used saw because the previous filer(s) have usually sloped the tooth back from vertical and you can't put the metal back on. Also, the Flinn Garlick saws I've filed have had fat center teeth and steeply sloped outside ...
by PATCsawyer
May 6th, 2020, 7:03 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Crosscut Saw certification
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 1150

Re: Crosscut Saw certification

The trail group I work with requires that the CPR portion of the training be "hands on". Having the online only cert accepted would be perfect. My last club required CPR + AED. Never could figure out why we needed AED training since no one carried the heart starter. A mandate from somewhere I guess.
by PATCsawyer
May 6th, 2020, 4:05 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Crosscut Saw certification
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 1150

Re: Crosscut Saw certification

The other side of that coin is the first aid/CPR requirement. I tried to get recerted for that several months ago but couldn't get into a class ( was told "we offer those in the spring") and now they're all cancelled. Those also need to be extended, as they go hand in hand.
by PATCsawyer
April 18th, 2020, 1:07 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Serrations in teeth
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 965

Re: Serrations in teeth

As with many good ideas, nature got there first, including the Champion profile.

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by PATCsawyer
March 29th, 2020, 5:01 pm
ForumCOLON Welcome! New users, start here!
TopicCOLON Bark removal
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 1436

Re: Bark removal

I only use mine for trail work. Trees that have been down a while have had a lot of muddy boots climbing over them, not to mention dirt weathering out of the rootballs if cutting close to the stump. Those I debark.
by PATCsawyer
February 10th, 2020, 12:35 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Removing metal hardware from this loop handle?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 769

Re: Removing metal hardware from this loop handle?

The nut hardware on this type of handle is set deep in the wood. You can remove the washer by putting the handle loosely in a vise that supports the outer ring and tap a metal rod of a smaller diameter than the screw bolt inside the handle. This will bend the four prongs out from the bottom of the w...
by PATCsawyer
January 30th, 2020, 5:39 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1002

Re: Need a axe handle? Here is a wonderful company!

I've used House handles for years. Always best to pay a little extra for the hand-select wood. Because of the shipping charge and the number of handles need, I never buy less than a dozen at a time. Jim -- I got a long DB handle for my Puget Sound from Larry Harris at the Axe Hole. It had enough sto...
by PATCsawyer
January 15th, 2020, 4:13 am
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON West Coast Crosscut Saw Filers Social
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1053

Re: West Coast Crosscut Saw Filers Social

You West Coasties are fortunate to have such a deep base of skills and experience. I'd have a hard time scaring up such an interest in Northern Michigan, an area known for its logging history and lumber camps.
by PATCsawyer
December 3rd, 2019, 5:21 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 5774

Re: Lubricant

It could also be the formulation of solvents in the orange cleaner I used. There are many different concoctions of orange cleaners on the market while WD-40 and diesel are basically the same wherever you buy them.
by PATCsawyer
December 2nd, 2019, 10:15 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Lubricant
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 5774

Re: Lubricant

I tried one of those orange cleaners and wasn’t happy with it. Sawing through a large oak, the orange stuff didn’t provide much lubrication and worse, it stained my saw blade with a mottled blackish residue that also transferred to my hands. I don’t know if that was caused by just the orange cleaner...